Amitriptyline vs Lyrica

Amitriptyline
(Rx)
Lyrica
(Rx)
Amitriptyline is an antidepressant medication.
Lyrica is a nervous system medication and an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Fibromyalgia
2.8
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Fibromyalgia
3.1
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
+ -
Not Available
December 30, 2004
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
74,986 Discussions
178,554 Discussions
Taken For
+ -
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Migraines
#4 for Headaches
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for Insomnia
#7 for Nerve Pain
#8 for Weight Gain
#10 for Chronic Pain
#11 for Neuropathy
Amitriptyline is prescribed for Depression, Headaches, Insomnia and Weight Issues and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, Fibromyalgia and Nerve Pain, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is taken to prevent Migraines.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Fibromyalgia
#2 for Nerve Pain
#3 for Depression
#4 for Anxiety
#5 for Neuropathy
#7 for Numbness
#8 for Seizures
#9 for Chronic Pain
#10 for Migraines
#11 for Spasms
#12 for Tingling
#13 for Leg Pain
#14 for RLS
#15 for Sciatica
#16 for Shingles
Lyrica is prescribed for Fibromyalgia, Nerve Pain, Neuropathy and Numbness and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that some patients take it for Depression, Withdrawal Symptoms and Anxiety, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
+ -
Ami
Drowsiness
8
Dry Mouth
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
6
Dizziness
6
Grogginess
3
Palpitations
2
Nightmares
2
Twitching
1
Hallucinations
1
Tachycardia
1
Lyr
Dizziness
7
Nausea
4
Weight Loss
4
Drowsiness
4
Blurred Vision
2
Euphoria
2
Rash
1
Dry Mouth
1
Bloating
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Compare concerns
By:
Amitriptyline
Ami
Lyrica
Lyr
Drowsiness
Ami
Lyr
8
4
Dry Mouth
Ami
Lyr
6
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ami
Lyr
6
0
Dizziness
Ami
Lyr
6
7
Grogginess
Ami
Lyr
3
0
Palpitations
Ami
Lyr
2
0
Nightmares
Ami
Lyr
2
0
Twitching
Ami
Lyr
1
0
Hallucinations
Ami
Lyr
1
0
Tachycardia
Ami
Lyr
1
0
Dizziness
Lyr
Ami
7
6
Nausea
Lyr
Ami
4
0
Weight Loss
Lyr
Ami
4
0
Drowsiness
Lyr
Ami
4
8
Blurred Vision
Lyr
Ami
2
0
Euphoria
Lyr
Ami
2
0
Rash
Lyr
Ami
1
0
Dry Mouth
Lyr
Ami
1
6
Bloating
Lyr
Ami
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Lyr
Ami
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
+ -
a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
close
C Category C
Before taking Amitriptyline during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Not Available
Alcohol warning
+ -
There may be a negative interaction between Amitriptyline and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Lyrica and alcohol.
Method of use
+ -
Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
+ -
Tablet: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg
Solution: 10 mg/mL
Capsule: 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg, 225 mg, 300 mg
Solution: 20 mg/mL
Food Instructions
+ -
No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
+ -
Amitriptyline Hcl
Pregabalin
Drug Interactions
+ -
Interaction between Amitriptyline and Lyrica: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
Read more about:
Amitriptyline
Read more about:
Lyrica
content loaded dynamically
Filter by
Filter by
Gender
Role
Age
All
We found 3,008 discussions
Treato does not review third-party posts for accuracy of any kind, including for medical diagnosis or treatments, or events in general. Treato does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Usage of the website does not substitute professional medical advice.
The side effects featured here are based on those most frequently appearing in user posts on the Internet. The manufacturer's product labeling should always be consulted for a list of side effects most frequently appearing in patients during clinical studies. Talk to your doctor about which medications may be most appropriate for you.
The information reflected here is dependent upon the correct functioning of our algorithm. From time-to-time, our system might experience bugs or glitches that affect the accuracy or correct application of mathematical algorithms. We will do our best to update the site if we are made aware of any malfunctioning or misapplication of these algorithms. We cannot guarantee results and occasional interruptions in updating may occur. Please continue to check the site for updated information.
Welcome back! Sign in
See what other patients are saying
First time here? Sign up!
See what other patients are saying
Forgot your password?
No problem, we can help.
Please wait...